07-09-2012, 17:08 #41
I stopped MMA and went to Judo because of this. After a little time at the Judo club (where some of the MMA guys trained, too), I had learned enough to be able to survive long enough to continue to learn at the MMA club, if that makes sense.
So I don't think that learning to fight by fighting only is the way to go. Some technical instruction first, some drilling, and then adding some randomness (non-choreographed counter-moving opponent) and then increasing the intensity seems to be a more effective teacher, at least in my eyes.
The watered-down MA schools seem to stop short of that full-intensity training.
And, of course, you cannot learn about terrain, physical and social environment, emotions, drugs and booze, and all those "real world" things in a dojo. By definition, the dojo/gym is meant to remove those variables. One learns to duel in a gym/dojo as opposed to kind of fighting that happens more often.I realize you think you understand what you thought I said, but what I am not so sure about is whether what you think you heard is what I think I meant.